The sixth in a series of seasonal flu clinics sponsored by Mass Dispensing Area 36 (MDA 36) – Cromwell, Durham, Middlefield, and Middletown health departments — is Thursday, December 12 from noon to 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, 245 Dekoven Drive, Middletown.
In order to receive the vaccine, participants must be at least four years of age and in good health. Private insurance, including Medicare, will be accepted but co-payment will not be required (please bring your insurance card).
Those without insurance coverage may still be able to receive a vaccination at no charge. The vaccine will be administered by injection only (flu mist is not available) on a first-come, first-served basis (appointments will not be accepted). Residency is not required.
Louis Carta, Middletown Health Department Community Health Educator, says although last year flu clinics were offered at no cots to these communities, this year influenza shots have increased in price. "We're hoping the insurance companies will defer the costs so we can buy more later in the season."
For more information, residents of Cromwell call (860) 632-3426; Durham (860) 349-8253; Middlefield (860) 349-7123 and Middletown (860) 638-4976.